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Old 28-04-2015, 17:24   #556
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

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Common Sense is Not Common
Adding this to the old "sad but true" pile...
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Old 28-04-2015, 17:37   #557
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What is Your Favorite Quote?

"You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." C.S. Lewis
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Old 28-04-2015, 18:01   #558
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

"Would you exchange
a walk-on-part in the world
for a lead role in a cage?"
Roger Waters.
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Old 30-04-2015, 12:15   #559
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"This isn't the smartest thing I've ever done, but it's not the stupidest."

"Never argue with a woman or the weather."
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Old 01-05-2015, 10:26   #560
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"Alway do what you are afraid to do." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

“I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant”

“Since becoming a central banker, I have learned to mumble with great incoherence. If I seem unduly clear to you, you must have misunderstood what I said.”

“I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I said.”

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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore.
Dream.
Discover.
– Mark Twain"


No one ever lies in their death bed wishing they had spent more time working and less time enjoying life. The hardest thing in the world to do is to make your own life decisions, rather than letting others who want you to live like they do, make them for you.
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Great quote Group9. Love it!

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Old 14-05-2015, 05:54   #564
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Life is short, live it fully.
Sail Slowly, Love truly,
Kiss slowly, Laugh uncontrollably,
and Never regret anything in life that makes you smile!

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Old 11-08-2015, 02:05   #565
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Re: Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?

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This is the one I was talking about. (Thanks for finding it.)



A whine from a Hollywood movie star, on a fully-crewed 96' schooner talking about poverty, financial unrest, and the little that is really needed.

I feel sorry for Sterling Hayden because his boat was under 100'. Poor guy, I know he tried.
I know this is an old post, but came across it searching for something else...

You obviously know nothing of Sterling Hayden's upbringing and his struggle with poverty and barely making a living working on the fishing schooner's in Gloucester. I have actually sat down and had one on one conversations with Cap't Fred Hubbard of Gloucester about Hayden. He remembers him well. Hubbard tells many stories...but never a mention was made of Hayden's hypocrisy.
There is nothing whining or hypocritical of Hayden's writing this quote. He is speaking from experiences he has had personally, built upon thousands upon thousands of sea miles. If you would research Hayden's life you would understand the man. He loathed acting. He knew he was not good at it. Yet he took what money it paid him and spent it on boats and other holes to pour money into. Yet he also did not believe in unearned income and never invested a single cent of his earnings and lived life after acting nearly bankrupt and always in debt. Though he hit his stride later in life as a successful author, in his early and acting years his crews and even on Wanderer were made up mostly of a bunch of misfits just like him. Half of them sailed with him for no pay. Spike Africa and his wife Red come to mind. (The President of the Pacific Ocean). Hayden had his masters license in his early 20's. What were you doing in your early 20's? I know I sure could not have done that. He was a man amongst men, yet most just remember his admittedly awful acting or the stories of him during the McCarthy "Commie under every bed" era. If you want to take pot shots at quotes there are plenty you can shoot at, but please, do a little research, and if you still think he's a hypocrite then so be it. However, I sense a bit of hypocrisy in even you. Your location is where? The "Nanny State"... Oh really? Now where might that be? Hmm?.....
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

First heard from my first skipper aboard Scotch Fir in the 50's...
As you go through life
Two rules will never bend
Never whittle towards yourself
Nor pee into the wind.
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Old 11-08-2015, 13:01   #567
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Just read every page. Funny and entertaining years ago. Argument, politics and religion sure are a buzz killer. Lots of repeats recently. Some new ones

My ex: "Do you expect me to think before I talk?"

My buddy after a woman accepts his invitation to breakfast:
"Should I call you or nudge you"
"How would you like your eggs, scrambled, fried, or fertilized"
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

Here's one appropriate for the times by James Fennimore Cooper. At the risk of sounding political.
"America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies." JFC also had Naval background and wrote lots of sea stories as well.


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Sometimes you're the PIGEON , other days you are the Statue
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

Just came across this chain and haven't read it all, so apologize if this is a repeat. But at least it gets back to the nautical theme:

"Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbour he is making for, no wind is the right wind."
- Seneca

Rephrased by Yogi Berra as "If you don't know where you're going, you'll wind up somewhere else."
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